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Kimberley GrabasWelcome!  I’m Kimberley Grabas, founder of YWP.

As a writer, I have experienced the confusion and frustration that has developed with the advent of technology and the changes in our industry.  A ‘writer platform’ is no longer just for non-fiction writers, but is now an essential part of the equation for every writer working toward building a strong and successful writing career.

Gone are the days of the lonely, introverted writer. In today’s world, we are expected to not only create great work, but to aid in its discoverability as well. Honing our writing skills is only part of the journey; we must also sharpen our marketing and business skills and embrace a more integrated approach to our craft.

My goal with this site is to simplify the process and provide you with the resources, tools and inspiration you need to build your platform, engage your fans and sell more books.

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Email List Building Series (Part 2): Create a Sign Up Incentive That Knocks Their Socks Off
There are two camps when it comes to what Seth Godin calls the “ethical bribe”. Some people believe that by providing an incentive for people to sign up for your list, you attract the wrong crowd: those in it just to receive the freebie, and nothing more. Others (the majority) believe that, if done right, your sign ...
Writers, Is Your Prehistoric Brain Holding You Back?
Are fear and anxiety keeping you from reaching your full potential as a writer? I have received many emails from writers that share a common theme of self-doubt, so I asked my good friend Bobbi Emel–a psychotherapist–to share her insights on how we can identify the source of our angst, as well as some tips ...
Email List Building Series (Part 1): The Power of an Email List (And Why It’s a Must)
If there was one thing you could do that would multiply your reach and help you build deeper relationships with people who are already interested in your message and your work–would you do it? What if that one thing required no tricks, no SEO, no fancy design skills and no algorithms to decipher? And if  building that ...
The Writer’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Does Your Elevator Pitch Stand Out? (Issue #30)
This post is part of a weekly series on YWP, aptly titled “The Writer’s Weekly Wrap-Up”. Each Sunday, I will endeavour to provide you with a curated list of the best articles I have seen throughout the week that relate to building your platform. The featured articles cover topics on book marketing and promotion, blogging, social media ...
The Writer’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Using Google Alerts to Build Your Writer Platform (Issue #29)
This post is part of a weekly series on YWP, aptly titled “The Writer’s Weekly Wrap-Up”. Each Sunday, I will endeavour to provide you with a curated list of the best articles I have seen throughout the week that relate to building your platform. The featured articles cover topics on book marketing and promotion, blogging, social media ...
How to Get Reviews For Your Book (Without Begging, Bribing or Resorting to Subterfuge)
So you wrote a book. And it’s truly a thing of beauty. Prose polished to perfection, you’ve lovingly crafted your masterpiece in the stolen moments around an impossible schedule. You’ve commissioned the most beguiling of covers, invested in an ace editor and painstakingly tweaked the interior formatting to ensure the delicate sensibilities of your reader will not be ...